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Poetry by Margaux V. Generao

Don’t You Dare


sleep soundly, as the warmness blankets you...

these chilling, dark nights freeze hope to despair,

while the Storm kills many but pardons few.


darling, your covered Window shows a view:

blood stains the land, terror reigns in the air.

sleep soundly, as the warmness blankets you…


dear, your rough Walls block howling winds undue.

it muffles the cries of distress out there,

while the Storm kills many but pardons few.


sweetheart, your still, yet well-lit Room helped to

bedim the red, green, blue lights unaware

sleep soundly, as the warmness blankets you...


my child, your firmly shut Doors may rescue

Only youshow your ill Mother you care,

While the Storm kills many but pardons few.


An avalanche of wrath is overdue

Wake up from your slumber, and don’t you dare:

Sleep soundly, as the warmness blankets you...

While the Storm kills many, but pardons few.




Margaux V. Generao (she/her) is a Grade 11 Humanities and Social Sciences student at the School of Saint Anthony in Lagro, Quezon City, Philippines. She is also the current Editor-in-Chief in English of the School of Saint Anthony’s official publications, the Sapientia et Virtus/ Ang Paglalayag, for almost 2 years now. Being in the field of Campus Journalism since elementary, Margaux was exposed to the social, political, and economic agents that shape the realities of people at a young age, which is why as an adolescent in the journey of finding her purpose and role in society, her heart developed a soft spot for the marginalized and oppressed people⁠—of all ages, genders, and race⁠—in society. She found both a passion and a calling to give voices to these people through her writing. 


She can be contacted through her email address generao.margaux@gmail.com, her Facebook account Margaux Generao, or her Instagram account @margxau. 

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